Alexi Gugushvili

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Academic interests

  • Socioeconomic and political determinants of health and well-being
  • Social stratification, social mobility, and equality of opportunity
  • Public opinion, collective memory, and social change 

Courses taught

Education

  • 2014 PhD in Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • 2011 Visiting Scholar, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, the United States
  • 2008 Hansard Research Scholar, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, the United Kingdom
  • 2007 MSc in Policy Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, the United Kingdom
  • 2005 MA in International Economic Relations, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia  

Academic Positions held

  • 2022-present University of Oslo, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, Professor of Sociology
  • 2020-2021 University of Oslo, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, Associate Professor of Sociology
  • 2019-2020 Erasmus University Rotterdam, Department of Public Administration and Sociology, Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • 2018-2019 University of Oxford, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Lecturer in Comparative and Quantitative Methods
  • 2016-2018 University of Oxford, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 2015-2016 University of Cambridge, Department of Sociology, Research Associate
  • 2014-2015 University of Bremen, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Postdoctoral Researcher

Academic Appointments

  • Nuffield College, University of Oxford, Associate Member
  • Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Affiliated Scholar

 

Tags: Sociology, Social inequality, Health, Health psychology, Public Opinion, social mobility, wellbeing, Populism, Covid-19

Publications

  • Gugushvili, Alexi; Zelinska, Olga; Präg, Patrick & Bulczak, Grzegorz (2022). Does perceived social mobility affect health? Evidence from a fixed effects approach. Social Science and Medicine. ISSN 0277-9536. 294(114705), p. 11–1. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.114705.
  • McKee, Martin; Gugushvili, Alexi; Koltai, Jonathan & Stuckler, David (2021). Are populist leaders creating the conditions for the spread of covid-19? Comment on “a scoping review of populist radical right parties’ influence on welfare policy and its implications for population health in europe”. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. ISSN 2322-5939. 10(8), p. 511–515. doi: 10.34172/ijhpm.2020.124.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi; Bulczak, Grzegorz; Zelinska, Olga & Koltai, Jonathan (2021). Socioeconomic position, social mobility, and health selection effects on allostatic load in the United States. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 16(8). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0254414.
  • Bulczak, Grzegorz; Gugushvili, Alexi & Zelinska, Olga (2021). How are social origin, destination and mobility linked to physical, mental, and self-rated health? Evidence from the United States. Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology. ISSN 0033-5177. p. 31–1. doi: 10.1007/s11135-021-01286-5. Full text in Research Archive
  • Zelinska, Olga; Gugushvili, Alexi & Bulczak, Grzegorz (2021). Social Mobility, Health and Wellbeing in Poland. Frontiers in Sociology. ISSN 2297-7775. 6, p. 1–11. doi: 10.3389/fsoc.2021.736249. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gugushvili, Alexi & Reeves, Aaron (2021). How democracy alters our view of inequality — and what it means for our health. Social Science and Medicine. ISSN 0277-9536. 283(114190), p. 1–12. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114190. Full text in Research Archive
  • Jarosz, Ewa & Gugushvili, Alexi (2021). BMI and dissatisfaction with life: contextual factors and socioemotional costs of obesity. Quality of Life Research. ISSN 0962-9343. 31(4), p. 1167–1177. doi: 10.1007/s11136-021-02912-3. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2021). Equality of opportunity and health in post-COVID world. Public Health in Practice. ISSN 2666-5352. 2, p. 1–2. doi: 10.1016/j.puhip.2021.100135. Full text in Research Archive
  • Zelinska, Olga; Gugushvili, Alexi & Bulczak, Grzegorz (2021). The Polish Panel Survey (POLPAN) Dataset: Capturing the impact of socio-economic change on population health and well-being in Poland, 1988-2018. Data in Brief. ISSN 2352-3409. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2021.106936. Full text in Research Archive
  • Präg, Patrick & Gugushvili, Alexi (2021). Subjective social mobility and health in Germany. European Societies. ISSN 1461-6696. doi: 10.1080/14616696.2021.1887916.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi & Präg, Patrick (2021). Intergenerational social mobility and health in Russia: Mind over matter? Advances in Life Course Research. ISSN 1569-4909. 47, p. 1–13. doi: 10.1016/j.alcr.2020.100390. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gugushvili, Alexi; Zhao, ‪‪Yizhang & Bukodi, Erzsebet (2020). Intergenerational educational mobility and smoking: a study of 20 European countries using diagonal reference models. Public Health. ISSN 0033-3506. 181, p. 94–101. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2019.12.009.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2020). Social origins of support for democracy: a study of intergenerational mobility. International Review of Sociology. ISSN 0390-6701. 30(2), p. 376–396. doi: 10.1080/03906701.2020.1776918. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2020). Which socio-economic comparison groups do individuals choose and why? European Societies. ISSN 1461-6696. p. 1–27. doi: 10.1080/14616696.2020.1793214. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2020). Why do people perceive themselves as being downwardly or upwardly mobile? Acta Sociologica. ISSN 0001-6993. p. 1–21. doi: 10.1177/0001699320929742. Full text in Research Archive
  • McKee, Martin; Gugushvili, Alexi; Koltai, Jonathan & Stuckler, David (2020). Are Populist Leaders Creating the Conditions for the Spread of COVID-19? International Journal of Health Policy and Management. ISSN 2322-5939. p. 1–5. doi: 10.34172/IJHPM.2020.124. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gugushvili, Alexi & Kaiser, Caspar (2020). Equality of opportunity is linked to lower mortality in Europe. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. ISSN 0143-005X. 74, p. 151–157. doi: 10.1136/jech-2019-212540.
  • Jarosz, Ewa & Gugushvili, Alexi (2020). The ‘good life’ of Polish migrants in Britain: Daily behaviours and subjective well‐being of migrants, stayers and the British. Population, Space and Place. ISSN 1544-8444. 26(7), p. 1–13. doi: 10.1002/psp.2343. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2020). A Population Health Perspective on the Trump Administration, Brexit, and Right-Wing Populism in Europe. American Journal of Public Health. ISSN 0090-0036. 110(3), p. 274–276. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305535.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi; Koltai, Jonathan; Stuckler, David & McKee, Martin (2020). Votes, populism, and pandemics. International Journal of Public Health. ISSN 1661-8556. 65, p. 721–722. doi: 10.1007/s00038-020-01450-y.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2019). Parental Education, Health Literacy and Children’s Height in Adult Life. European Journal of Public Health. ISSN 1101-1262. 29.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2019). Compared to whom? Reference groups in socio-economic comparisons and self-reported health. European Journal of Public Health. ISSN 1101-1262. 29.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2019). Equality of Opportunity and Mortality in Europe. European Journal of Public Health. ISSN 1101-1262. 29.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2019). A multilevel analysis of perceived intergenerational mobility and welfare state preferences. International Journal of Social Welfare. ISSN 1369-6866. 28(1), p. 16–30. doi: 10.1111/ijsw.12316.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi; McKee, Martin & Murphy, Michael (2019). Intergenerational Mobility in Relative Educational Attainment and Health-Related Behaviours. Social Indicators Research. ISSN 0303-8300. 141, p. 413–441. Full text in Research Archive
  • Doniec, Katarzyna; Stefler, Denes; Murphy, Michael & Gugushvili, Alexi (2019). Education and mortality in three Eastern European populations: findings from the PrivMort retrospective cohort study. European Journal of Public Health. ISSN 1101-1262. 29(3), p. 549–554. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cky254.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi & Kabachnik, Peter (2019). Stalin on Their Minds: A Comparative analysis of Public Perceptions of the Soviet Dictator in Russia and Georgia. International Journal of Sociology. ISSN 0020-7659. 49(5-6), p. 317–341. doi: 10.1080/00207659.2019.1661559.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi & Jarosz, Ewa (2019). Inequality, validity of self-reported height, and its implications for BMI estimates: An analysis of randomly selected primary sampling units' data. Preventive Medicine Reports. ISSN 2211-3355. 16, p. 1–8. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100974.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi; Zhao, Yizhang & Bukodi, Erzsebet (2019). ‘Falling from grace’ and ‘rising from rags’: Intergenerational educational mobility and depressive symptoms. Social Science and Medicine. ISSN 0277-9536. 222, p. 294–304. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.12.027.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi; Jarosz, Ewa & McKee, Martin (2019). Compared with whom? Reference groups in socio-economic comparisons and self-reported health in 34 countries. International Journal of Epidemiology. ISSN 0300-5771. 48(8), p. 1710–1720. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyz122.
  • Jarosz, Ewa & Gugushvili, Alexi (2019). Parental education, health literacy and children’s adult body height. Journal of Biosocial Science. ISSN 0021-9320. 52(5), p. 696–718. doi: 10.1017/S0021932019000737.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi & Reeves, Aaron (2019). How do perceived changes in inequality affect health? Health and Place. ISSN 1353-8292. 62, p. 1–9. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.102276.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2018). A multilevel study of validity of self-reported height. European Journal of Public Health. ISSN 1101-1262. 28(4), p. 264–165.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi; McKee, Martin; Azarova, Aytalina & Murphy, Michael (2018). Parental transmission of smoking among middle-aged and older populations in Russia and Belarus. International Journal of Public Health. ISSN 1661-8556. 63(3), p. 349–358. doi: 10.1007/s00038-017-1068-0. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gugushvili, Alexi; Azarova, Aytalina; Irdam, Darja & Crenna-Jennings, Whitney (2018). Correlates of frequent alcohol consumption among middle-aged and older men and women in Russia: A multilevel analysis of the PrivMort retrospective cohort study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. ISSN 0376-8716. 188, p. 39–44. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.03.038.
  • Kabachnik, Peter; Gugushvili, Alexi & Kirvalidze, Ana (2018). What about the Monument? Public Opinion and Contentious Politics in Stalin’s Homeland. Problems of Post-Communism. ISSN 1075-8216. 67(3), p. 264–276. doi: 10.1080/10758216.2018.1540276.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2017). Georgia’s Middle Class in the Making: Methods of Measurement, Trends, and Constraints. Caucasus Analytical Digest. ISSN 1867-9323. 95, p. 6–10.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi; Kabachnik, Peter & Kirvalidze, Ana (2017). Collective memory and reputational politics of national heroes and villains. Nationalities Papers. ISSN 0090-5992. 45(3), p. 464–484. doi: 10.1080/00905992.2016.1261821.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi; Bukodi, Erzsebet & John H., Goldthorpe (2017). The Direct Effect of Social Origins on Social Mobility Chances: ‘Glass Floors’ and ‘Glass Ceilings’ in Britain. European Sociological Review. ISSN 0266-7215. 33(2), p. 305–316. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcx043. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2017). The effect of rapid privatisation on mortality in mono-industrial towns in post-Soviet Russia: a retrospective cohort study. The Lancet Public Health. ISSN 2468-2667. 2(5), p. e231–e238. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667%2817%2930072-5.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2017). Change or continuity? Intergenerational social mobility and post-communist transition. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. ISSN 0276-5624. 52, p. 59–71. doi: 10.1016/j.rssm.2017.10.004.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2017). Political democracy, economic liberalization, and macro-sociological models of intergenerational mobility. Social Science Research. ISSN 0049-089X. 66, p. 58–81. doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2017.06.003.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi; Kabachnik, Peter & Gilbreath, Aaron H. (2016). Cartographies of Stalin: Place, Scale, and Reputational Poli. Professional Geographer. ISSN 0033-0124. 68(3), p. 356–367. doi: 10.1080/00330124.2015.1089104.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2016). Intergenerational Social Mobility and Popular Explanations of Poverty: A Comparative Perspective. Social justice research. ISSN 0885-7466. 29(4), p. 402–428. doi: 10.1007/s11211-016-0275-9. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2016). Intergenerational objective and subjective mobility and attitudes towards income differences: evidence from transition societies. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy. ISSN 2169-9763. 32(3), p. 199–219. doi: 10.1080/21699763.2016.1206482.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2016). “Money can’t buy me land”: Foreign land ownership regime and public opinion in a transition society. Land Use Policy. ISSN 0264-8377. 142-153, p. 142–153. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.03.032.
  • Irdam, Darja; King, Lawrence P & Gugushvili, Alexi (2016). Mortality in Transition: Study Protocol of the PrivMort Project, a multilevel convenience cohort study. BMC Public Health. ISSN 1471-2458. 16(672), p. 1–8. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3249-9. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gugushvili, Alexi & Kabachnik, Peter (2015). Stalin is dead, long live Stalin? Testing socialization, structural, ideological, nationalist, and gender hypotheses. Post-Soviet Affairs. ISSN 1060-586X. 31(1), p. 1–36. doi: 10.1080/1060586X.2014.940697.
  • Kabachnik, Peter; Gugushvili, Alexi & Jishkariani, David (2015). A Personality Cult's Rise and Fall: Three Cities after Khrushchev's "Secret Speech" and the Stalin Monument that Never Was. REGION: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. ISSN 2166-4307. 4(2), p. 309–326.
  • Kabachnik, Peter & Gugushvili, Alexi (2015). Unconditional love? Exploring hometown effect in Stalin's birthplace. Caucasus survey. ISSN 2376-1199. 3(2), p. 101–123. doi: 10.1080/23761199.2015.1044305.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2015). Self-interest, Perceptions of Transition and Welfare Preferences in the New Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus. Europe-Asia Studies. ISSN 0966-8136. 67(5), p. 718–746. doi: 10.1080/09668136.2015.1045451.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2015). Economic Liberalization and Intergenerational Mobility in Occupational Status. Comparative Sociology. ISSN 1569-1322. 14(6), p. 790–820. doi: 10.1163/15691330-12341368.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2014). The Georgian Dream of Pension Reforms. Caucasus Analytical Digest. ISSN 1867-9323. 60, p. 6–8.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2013). Social Origin, Education and Occupation in Georgia. Caucasus Social Science Review. ISSN 2669-5359. 1(1), p. 1–26.
  • Fairbanks Jr, CH & Gugushvili, Alexi (2013). A new chance for Georgian democracy. Journal of Democracy. ISSN 1045-5736. 24(1), p. 116–127. doi: 10.1353/jod.2013.0002.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2011). Understanding Poverty in Georgia. Caucasus Analytical Digest. ISSN 1867-9323. 34, p. 15–18.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2010). Towards a Welfare Research Framework in the Countries of Eastern Partnership Initiative. European Journal of East Asian Studies. ISSN 1568-0584. 3(1), p. 349–379.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2009). Political Economy of Old-age Pension Reforms in Georgia. Caucasian Review of International Affairs (CRIA). ISSN 1865-6773. 3(4), p. 371–386 .

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  • Gugushvili, Alexi & Jarosz, Ewa (2021). What is a relationship between BMI and life satisfaction. The European Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckab165.421.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi & Reeves, Aaron (2021). How democracy alters our view of inequality and what this means for wellbeing. The European Journal of Public Health. 31. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckab164.089.
  • Gugushvili, Alexi & McKee, Martin (2021). The COVID-19 pandemic and war. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. ISSN 1403-4948. doi: 10.1177/1403494821993732. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gugushvili, Alexi (2012). The (non) Reform of the Georgian Pension system, 1991-2011: A Brief History and Update . Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.

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